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Links of the Day: June 23, 2008

Transcoding MTS/M2TS AVCHD Video Into AVI Files with Free Software | fsckin w/ linux. “When I opened it, the first question in my head was not atypical of a Linux users’ train of thought: ‘Is it compatible with Linux?’” I have a Panasonic HDC-SD9 and trying to convert the MTS files. It would be faster […]

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Forking for fun(pidgin) and profit!

So we use Jabber a lot at work for internal communication. I’ve always used Gaim^WPidgin but with the upgrades flowing through from Ubuntu Hardy I came across what I thought was a bug to do with size of (and ability to resize) the text entry window. But no, it’s a “feature”! The Pidgin ticket has […]

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Reading something into your bash history…

An interesting idea from jimmac via jdub. At home: (marty@merboo)-(03:42:46 Fri Apr 11)-(~) $ history|awk ‘{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] ” ” i}}’|sort -rn|head 106 screen 96 ssh 48 sudo 43 vim 25 ifconfig 25 cd 17 make 12 ls 12 cat 10 iwconfig …and at work: marty@boober:~ $ history|awk ‘{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in […]

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Ubuntu Hardy unlikely to have working Ralink drivers…

So I’ve been persisting with using the rt2x00 drivers with 2.6.24 on Ubuntu Hardy but it wasn’t only slow (interface was quite often at 1Mb/s rather than 54Mb/s) but unreliable, dropping out every 15-20 minutes. A quick bounce of the interface brought it back but it’s just un-acceptable to do that indefinately. I’d been booting […]

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Wireless interface renaming fun on Hardy…

As I mentioned in in my last post I was having problems with wireless. As the drivers for the rt2500 chipset have been a problem in the past, I assumed it was the same issue rearing it’s ugly head again. I was wrong. My system had a wlan0_rename interface as well as the expected ra0 […]

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Corner cases make me a sad panda

At $work[0] we’ve had issues with a server that has a Nvidia SATA controller. The errors look a little something like: ata2.00: cmd 60/08:78:3f:8f:3b/00:00:00:00:00/40 tag 15 cdb 0x0 data 4096 in res 40/00:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/00 Emask 0x4 (timeout) ata2.00: cmd 61/00:80:66:32:77/01:00:00:00:00/40 tag 16 cdb 0x0 data 131072 out res 40/00:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/00 Emask 0x4 (timeout) ata2: soft resetting port […]

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